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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... New Year is coming in the next few weeks, I am unsure of my plans for this yet, but hopefully it will be an interesting time to be in Taiwan! I will find one of my local friends to visit and try and experience some traditional family customs etc. I wouldn't go as far to say I am homesick, but I am thinking with fond memories of my coworkers and friends back in Australia and I would love to see them again soon to hang ...
... of "Formosa" and catch up with all the latest news of old friends. Majority of us are retired and promoted to the "Grand" generation. We are still in pretty good health with only minor aches and pains. Luckily we are still able to make the long trip home to meet friends. Taidong has a large aboriginal population so we were treated with song and dances and craft works. It is encouraging to see the effort creating jobs locally for young people in order to keep ...
... use for their food source. I suppose at this point you have to realise that this is how they've been doing it for years, but I still didn't enjoy seeing lots of fish, shrimp, lobsters and other sea food all alive and crammed into tiny tanks, too keep them fresh for when you picked them to eat. Also there's a massive snake market in one particular area, with big snakes in small tanks, which wasn't enjoyable to see. An interesting part of the snake market though ...
... on the railway tracks. When the train arrived, everybody moved away and then moved back in again after the train moved on. Reminds me a bit of the slum city of Mumbai but not as bad.
We stayed at Shifen for a little bit longer, before catching the train on the Pingxi Line. The Pingxi Line was originally built to transport coal. It is only 8 miles long. We hopped on and travelled to the end of the line at Jingtong before taking the coach ...
Although my third leg was Hong Kong, it actually covered all the regions of China.
The first was a quick transfer in Taiwan. Unfortunately only spending an hour there - there was still enough time to buy a souvenir, and see some views out of the dodgy old plane plane.
Before taking off to Hong ...